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where you're actually watching from. we've seen storms from northern baltimore county into cecil county. this is for basically all of maryland except for the lower eastern shore, it's going to run through 10:00 tonight unless they change that. maryland's most power fal radar will be tracking the storms. things clearing out for the moment but if you look well off to the left of the part of your screen, you see another cluster of storms. we'll see if those come down our way. the only cell of concern right now is moving through northern cecil county north of rising sun. looks like it will to be brookside in 20 minutes. we'll keep an eye on this and talk about how things shape up for the first full days of fall. they come up tomorrow and friday. it looks hot. we'll have it coming up. hundreds of hartford county school students received excused absences from class today to
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attend the funeral of a freshman struck and killed by a care in belair over the weekend. abc 2 news jeff hager has the story for us about the service ntremont joey ntremont. >> reporter: with some of his football teammates serving a pall bearers, the team led the hearse and hundreds of friends, family members and fellow students from the mount christian church in japa up the hill to his final resting place. impressing in live, joey ntremont joey dntremont's funeral was nothing else. and friends like sam that simmons know why. >> he just loved his family and he's just a family person. he was a friend to everyone. even if you were friends with him or not, you can't help but love joey. >> reporter: it's a sent menlt echo -- sentiment echoed by his
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coach. >> some of the kids had second doubts about playing, he would encourage them to stick with it. >> reporter: during the funeral service a song joey composed himself brought tears to many. and joey's grandfather, florida minister sherman stevens tried to put his death into perspective. >> there are many things this this world worse than having a son in heaven. >> reporter: with hundreds of teens and parents seated before him, stevens tried to bring his message of faith to them on their own level. >> some of the teenagers think, well, you know, what does this old guy know? we're of so many different generations up the road that he doesn't understand what we're going through today. can i tell you something? these old legs used to one time run down the ball field. >> reporter: it was a moment of light heartedness on a day when
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many hearts became heavy with thefy finality of what happened to the 14-year-old. >> i think he would be smiling and crying but it's hard when you care about someone so much. >> reporter: in harford county, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> joey's football team returned to practice yesterday and its football game scheduled for tomorrow night has been pushed back to saturday at belair. well, the family of a soldier from kay tonsville say he died while waiting results from a test for a respiratory illness. john burner died yesterday three days after visiting a medical facility in kuwait. his father told the "baltimore sun" his son was told he couldn't have a blood test because laboratory equipment had been shipped out as part of the planned redeployment. he said his son was confined to
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quarters with antibottics and inhaler. it may take up to six months before he gets the autopsy report on his son's death. the man accused of killing an offduty maryland state trooper this year was in court today for preliminary hearing. cyril williams faces murder charges. brown was gunned down outside a restaurant in june, another man, anthony milton the second also faces murder charges in the case. police have said the trooper was working as an a-security officer. a columbia man accused of stabbing and killing his ex-wife and setting her apartment on fire is now in police custody. howard county police say 35-year-old damon white was arrested and is in jail being held without bond. white is charged with first degree murder, arson an other offenses in the death of 34-year-old thelma wynn. police are asking shoppers
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an business owners to be extra vigilant after a rash of daytime robbers. robbers held up merchants in three separatein dents. the gun man in the latest attack escaped with more than $100,000 in jewelry. they are talking with mall security and patrons to get a better description of the suspect. >> we've been partnering very closely with the mall security and the merchants. most important part of investigating the robbery is the video surveillance, so we're educating merchants on what types of surveillance equipment to use and things they can do to help police. >> police say sunday's robbery of the elite gold and diamond fit a pattern of other holdups. a new forensic center for maryland medical examiner's office is open in baltimore. the $54 million facility sits at west borm street. official say it was designed to improve working conditions for employees who investigate the state's 4,000 unexpected deaths each other and they hope to
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speed up the autopsy process. animal rights activists are outraged after a judge sentenced a man accused of waetding a dog to death to community service wlachlt makes them even more rang angry is community service it to be performed at an animal shelter. rosy is back with more on this story. >> reporter: police say 48-year-old darren chambers beat a dog so severely on august 6 it had to be euthanized. animal rights activists say it doesn't make any sense to make a man serve community sfrs around other animals. a month later on his attorney's recommendation, chambers was sentenced to 50 hours of xhunlt service at the -- community service at the maryland spca. this outraged the spca who said chambers should have been prosecuted and sent to jail but
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the state's attorney said they didn't recommend the sentence at all. they say the evidence that was gathered wasn't obtained legally that they didn't stand a chance of getting a conviction. >> we did not have an eyewitness and we had an anonymous caller and we really had no statement from the defendant, no legally obtained statement. that really short circuited any ability for prosecutors to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt. >> this was a particularly brutal and callous crime and with so many of these cases come and go, animals being beaten and burned, few of them actually make it to court and in this case there was substantial evidence to prosecutor. we were very disappointed when the state's attorney's office does not prosecute the case. >> spca executive director says there will knob way that chambers will be allowed to do community service at the
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offices. burns he said he will have to go back to the judge to see if there's another sentence that can be offered. well, the baltimore business journal reports tonight that a multi million dollar firm is moving its headquarters from richmond to columbia. the corporation makes pumps for the oil and gas industry but it's not known just yet where the company will be in columbia. last year they posted nearly a $28 million profit. it is a breakfast basic but today the egg were on the menu for a chronic shull hearing -- congressional hearing as a result of the salmonella contamination at two farms in iowa. today some of the victims shared their stories with lawmakers. >> i spent 12 hours in the er so sick, they were scared to move me. they thought they were going to have to do emergency surgery because they showed bowels so thick and inflamed, i was put in
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icu. well, you know this, kids will be kids and sometimes when they play, sometimes things can get rough. but a bizarre backyard accident nearly cost this local boy his sight. his amazing recovery and the message his family wants to share. plus, fighting to break childhood obesity. how modified tennis courts are helping kids take a swing at weight loss. i'm meteorologist wyatt ever hart, 90 degrees at the airport. 87, 2-degree guarantee didn't keep it within two. no weather winner. we'll talk about an active radar picture and what the first day of fall looked like after this.
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a 6-year-old boy was treated after suffering a traumatic eye injury. >> that's where you got -- you had stitches put in. >> reporter: 6-year-old luke rossi's mom and the doctor that helped treat him look at some pictures from his injury. >> luke and his brother alex were playing golf in the yard
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and alex accidentally hit a golf ball interest luke's eye at -- into luke's eye at close range. >> it actually ripped the iris from the connection to the sclera. >> his eye was closed and swollen red and bleeding. >> it got all -- it got all blurry and kind of dark. >> i knew he had the most common injury we do see from balls, baseballs, lacrosse balls, golf balls. with the high velocity, basically rupture a blood vessel in the eye and cause a bleed. >> i didn't know how serious the injury was. i couldn't get him to open his eye. >> it's probably the most serious injury a child or adult can incur because it has a lifelong risk for glau coma or
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cataracts. >> how is he now? >> he's fine, he'll just have to wear glasses. >> we need to remind families and children to be aware of eye safety. >> reporter: fred slafrod abc 2 news. >> while luke's eye sight was saved, doctors say he will always be at greater risk for glaucoma. seniors from digital harbor high school spent time on boats around the harbor as part of world monitoring day. they were taking snap shots of the harbor and bay. >> we're learning about the quality of the water and now yesterday we did some tests and we tried to test the cleanness of the water but i never gave it a thought it was going to take so many tests to see the quality of the water.
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>> world water monitoring day is an international outreach program that brings public way necessary and involvement in our natural resources. m&t bank stadium will play host to the 2014 lacrosse championship. it marks the 6th time the stadium will host the event. the 2010 tournament attractd more than 120,000 people generating an estimate $$2 million for the area. fall coming in like a lion? >> well, coming in hot, kelly. that much we know. summer going out with a little bit of a kicker, severe weather watch up this evening. we haven't seen a lot here in maryland, there's been more in pennsylvania but we could see a few storms tonight.
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hey, as we close up summer 2010 at 11:00 tonight the hours leading up to that at 10:00, we got all counties in yellow under a severe thunderstorm watch that may come down earlier, we'll see what the weather service decides to say. we have severe thunderstorm thunderstorm warnings up for parts of pennsylvania and counties shaded in red. let's get into it with maryland's most powerful radar. you can see the storm that moved through northern harford county, cecil, basically fizzling out to rain shower activity. coming out wider, another storm of interesting beginning to form in carroll county. you can see basically we're expecting this to continue to move east -- west to east, rather and probably comes over i-83 in areas toward park ton in about 28 minutes or so and as we continue to go forward fit continues to pack ilts -- pack its same strength, jarrettsville
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could see in about 28 minutes. i think we have a couple more hours of clear weather at least in the downtown area but there is another cluster of storms diving south, we'll show you those in a second. 88 right now. mount airy, you can see the first cluster coming through. clear skies, nice and blue, then then there's that first round of storms. 93 in frederick for a high today. 91 downtown. you want to ends it on a hot note, you being about how hot summer was. this was one for the record books, all the triple digit days. winds have been out of the south today bringing up that heat and humidity, that helped fuel some of the storms. widely scattered nonsevere storms out toward frederick and more impressive storms here north of the pennsylvania line.
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that boundary is going to kind of flirt with the maryland-pennsylvania border but i don't think it's going to come through. paint it as a stationary front, which means it will shift maybe a little bit to the south but it's not going to drive itself through us like a classic cold front would. just the exact opposite. those warm hot south winds are going to keep blowing the next couple of days. we clear out the thunderstorm threat tonight. hot day tomorrow, close to 90. i think definitely into the 90s on friday. and another sunny day with a relatively mild night tomorrow night, it's going to really heat up for friday before finally a cool front will come through and drop temperatures back to seasonal levels for the weekend. >> 68 tonight, scattered showers and storms, some could be strong. severe thunderstorm thunderstorm watch expires at 10. fall starts just past 11 p.m. first full fall day tomorrow, we're almost 90 degrees. and tomorrow night, 67 with a
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few clouds. let's show you the 7-day forecast. there's no doubt that it's going to be unseason bly hot the first few days of fall. two cold fronts, one saturday and second one sunday, that's going to drop us back in the 70s and we're talking about a wet, cloudy pattern next week and much, much cooler. so if you're waiting for fall, wait a few more days, it's on the way. kelly. coming up tonight at 11, many employers now give you the choice between a traditional health plan with a health savings account. but which one is right for snu we'll have some tips so you don't waste your money. most of us aren't in a very good mood when we get a parking ticket. one city is trying to relieve the anger but inspiring offenders to relax. but are ticked off drivers buying it? we have those stories and much more coming up at 11:00. sometimes it's hard to get young people to exercise, but a
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new type of tennis is getting kids off the couch and on to the court. here's susan hendricks with today's health minute. >> >> reporter: tennis director hetder silva shares her love of exercise and tennis with young people. they she teaches cardio tennis with kids. >> here we go! >> the players track their fitness with the help of a ped meter. >> there's one out of three american kids that are overweight or obese. >> reporter: heather keeps the class interested by naeg maeg it fun and the kids seem to be getting the hang of it. >> keep your eye on the ball and play whether it's close to you. >> reporter: sometimes it's easier said than done but the kids play two on a side and in other times, four players work together. >> it keeps them moving, that's what kids need to do.
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it gets them out of the house, away from the video games and moving. >> reporter: at the end of the class, it's time to check the pedometer to find out how many steps they've taken. >> 6,774. >> running around and trying to do tennis at the same time is hard. >> reporter: working hard yet having fun, a winning combination. for today's health minute, i'm susan hendricks. >> actually looks like fun. doesn't matter if you are young or old, everyone gets the common cold and that's one of the reasons it's so interesting to learn it can also make you obese. a new study published online looks at why having been exposed to one common cold virus has an effect on obesity in children. studies show 15 of the 19 children who had the virus were obese. those children weighed on average 35 pounds more than obese children who did not carry that strain of the virus. to read more about this, log on
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to our website at abc2news.com and click on the health tab. well, when you go to johns hopkins the next few nights, expect to see a dome lit up in blue. doctors urge men 45 years and older to speak with their physician. hospital officials say it's a talk that might shed lilgt on a man's are -- light on a man's risk of developing the disease. let's take a look at how the drive is going home tonight. looking at 695 and liberty road traffic is smooth sailing, a lot of volume but it's moving. we'll be right back.
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old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer
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funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. still see a thunderstorm watch through 10:00 tonight but the warnings are up in pennsylvania. maryland's most powerful radar still shows some storms to the west. abc2news.com you can check out the late ets radar. >> that is it for abc 2 news at 6:00. thanks for joining us. join us tonight at 11.
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if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase.
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employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.

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